What is Electrostatic Technology

What is electrostatic spray technology?

When it comes to sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces, the traditional spray-and-wipe method has long been the go-to technique for most businesses and facilities. However, it’s not always an efficient method when you’re dealing with the disinfection of larger spaces or oddly-shaped surfaces with hard-to-reach or often overlooked areas. That’s where electrostatic spraying has the advantage.

How does electrostatic spray disinfection work?

Most surfaces that require disinfection have a negative charge. Because opposites attract, electrostatic sprayers give disinfectants a positive charge so that they cling to the negatively-charged surfaces they’re sprayed upon.

Electrostatic sprayers from Victory Innovations feature a double-charge system, which helps ensure that each particle of the disinfecting solution remains appropriately charged as it moves from the solution tank to the spray nozzle. The first charge occurs in the tank where the solution is housed, and the second charge occurs just before the solution is sprayed through the nozzle. Without this process, some particles may lose their charge as they move through the system — which would impact the level of coverage the sprayer is capable of providing.

What are the benefits of electrostatic sprayers?

Some disinfecting spray methods only cover a small area or leave chemicals floating in the air. However, the disinfectant solution particles that are charged by electrostatic sprayers gain an attraction to surfaces that’s up to 75 times the strength of gravity. As a result, all of the particles are driven directly to surfaces — which helps minimize waste and maximize coverage.

Another benefit of electrostatic sprayers is their versatility. From airports and hospitals to schools and workspaces, electrostatic sprayers can be used to apply any water-based disinfecting chemical that has been approved to be airborne by the EPA. The touchless application also reduces the risk of cross-contamination between surfaces — a common problem caused by the misuse of other disinfecting methods like pre-saturated wipes or the spray-and-wipe technique. 

Electrostatic sprayers from Victory Innovations are also very easy and efficient to use. They’re cordless, which allows for effortless maneuvering from room to room. Plus, the handheld sprayer weighs only 5.9 pounds. with a full tank while the backpack sprayer comes with a removable, easy-fill tank that can tackle up to 23,000 square feet of spraying. An electrostatic sprayer from Victory Innovations can also apply disinfecting solutions up to 70% faster than a traditional hand pump sprayer and use up to 65% less solution to cover the same area.*

Want to learn more?

If you’re interested in learning more about how electrostatic sprayers work and finding out if they’re the right disinfecting method for your space or business, you can request a virtual demo or check out our technology page.

*65% less chemical and 70% faster applications claims are comparing Victory Innovations electrostatic sprayers to a traditional hand pump sprayer.